Sunday, July 06, 2008

blueberry jam

That was the fun project for today. I'm not sure whether it was so satisfying to make because the color is really gorgeous, or because the texture is fun or just because blueberries are sentimental to me, but there you go.

I also processed some black raspberries for candy making, made nectarine and pluot sauces, did a sponge cake, semifreddo, made a ganache

(and it broke, but i now know how to fix it, which is very rewarding)

everpresent chocolate cookies and pastry cream, and prepped and organized lots of fruit.

we have a lot of currants. I am not sure what to do with them, but they are really exciting to look at.

True to form, I got black raspberry puree all over my coat as I tried to get it through the strainer. But at least tomorrow I can go in, make candy, and not get messy. There will be ice cream stuff to do, another cake to make, custards to prepare.

I always try to spend some extra time doing inventory on my first day back after a couple days off. Going through the ice cream bases, chocolate stock, nuts, fruits and doughs, because I know by now it's best to have a clear idea of what the week will look like.


Aaron said...

Will you ask yourself, or someone who knows more, why you keep breaking ganache!?! LD...You're killing me!!!
Glad you fixed it. And glad you have so much great stuff to work with. Sounds very satisfying.

Busy all the time. said...

AMH, i never got this comment til just now. and, i do keep asking myself that question and have started asking others who are indeed smarter than me. claro que si, n'est-ce pas?

you'll be out of work soon and you best be callin me.